Nikitch & Kuna Maze

Biography

Out March 22nd 2019 “Mush” is the new EP from French duo Nikitch & Kuna Maze. Pushing the limits of their debut EP “Cake” (Cascade Records), the group build on their signature sound; an animated opus of moods, with five tracks sprawling across jazz, progressive house, footwork, broken beat and down-tempo. Their debut release on Tru Thoughts, “Mush” has received upfront support from Gilles Peterson, Lefto, Laurent Garnier and Toshio Matsuura.

“Mush” sees the band enter a new phase of their musical development, incorporating live instrumentation onto the record, while adding Raph Stark to their live set up on drums; Nikitch and Kuma Maze perfectly synchronise their sounds. The collaboration project between musician Nicolas Morant aka Nikitch and Brussel-based producer Edouard Gilbert aka Kuna Maze began when the duo met at the Chambery Jazz Conservatory in France. Before attending university to study jazz, both artists had trained in classical music while growing up in the Lyon countryside.

Influenced by the likes of Flying Lotus (a pivotal artist for Kuna Maze, who started producing after hearing his fresh sounds), Glenn Astro, Sun Ra, DJ Rashad, Roy Hargrove, Thundercat, Flako and countless others – Nikitch & Kuna Maze blend their extensive pallet of influences into a dance-floor ready delivery.

Having performed a blinding set at Worldwide Festival, and both supported Machinedrum under their own aliases, Nikitch & Kuna Maze have picked up praise from tastemakers such a Gilles Peterson (BBC 6Music / Worldwide FM), Laurent Garnier (Radio Meuh), Lefto, Lexis, 20Sly, and Grems, and have gained press support in FACT Mag, XLR8R, Mixmag, Solid Steel, Majestic Casual, Music Is My Sanctuary, Trax and many more.

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